Welcome to Te Āpiti
The Department of Conservation has advised that the Woodville end of Te Āpiti – Manawatū Gorge is currently closed while construction work to replace two boardwalks takes place.
The Eastern End Loop Track (note, not the Tawa Loop track at the Ashhurst end) is expected to be closed until the end of April 2021. This means anyone wanting to complete the full-length track from Ashhurst to Woodville will be unable to do so.
Thanks for your understanding and co-operation while we improve this recreational feature of Te Āpiti.
Te Āpiti – Manawatū Gorge is a national taonga. Its unique geography and rich cultural history make it a must do for any trip to the Manawatū-Whanganui Region.
Car parks at the Ashhurst end to the west and Ferry Reserve to the east provide ease of access to a number of tracks and trails, as well as river reserves, and camping and BBQ facilities to help you explore and enjoy this unique landscape.
Ngā kōrero tuku iho mō Te Āpiti
The cultural history of Te Āpiti
Māori kōrero is filled with legends that show Aotearoa through spirits, magic and mysticism. The legend of Te Āpiti is no exception. Its story is filled with supernatural beings, curiosities of nature, and a connection to the land that goes far beyond what can be explained.
WHĀTONGA THE EXPLORER
- March 18, 2021
- December 10, 2020